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Intellectually curious & academically ambitious

The Oratory offers a rich and broad curriculum
All academic subjects are taught in small classes by specialists who aim to inspire a genuine love of learning in all pupils. Pupils are encouraged to be intellectually curious and academically ambitious. 

Despite being a broadly non-selective school, we have very high academic standards, and are positioned in the top 3% of schools nationally for value-added at A Level. This means that pupils leave The Oratory with higher grades than the national average for their ability. The breadth of the subjects on offer, combined with subject-based enrichment, promotes strong academic development.

Academic endeavour is very much encouraged; we want our pupils to work hard, take responsibility for their own learning, and strive to achieve everything they are capable of. All pupils follow the internationally recognised and intellectually rigorous GCSE and A Level curricula, with the Extended Project Qualification also offered at Sixth Form.

One-to-one attention is at the heart of all we do. As a smaller school, the pupils have the benefit of great relationships with their teachers and tutors, who know their strengths and their weaknesses, and can support them throughout their entire school journey, ensuring that each and every pupil achieves their potential during the exam period and beyond.

Sending our son to the Oratory has been a fantastic decision. The caring staff and small class sizes not only nurtured him to better than expected GCSE results but also helped him develop passions for A Level subjects he’s now predicted top grades for.   

   An Oratory parent

In the top 3% of schools nationally for value-added at A Level

boy and girl pupil smiling with science book

We are celebrating another year of excellent exam results. At GCSE, 46% of all grades achieved were 9-7 (A*-A) and 86% were graded at 4 (C) or higher. At A Level, 40% of grades achieved were A*-A. As a school with a broad intake and spread of ability, these are results of which we are immensely proud.